Saturday, July 11, 2009

Next Caprice or Impala?


A reader sent me this.
Looks like a Holden based large Chevrolet sedan. With its own design.

I remember talking to a GM exec while in Memphis (for a Malibu introduction) and he was telling me about them working on a RWD Impala. So this might have been it.
Or not. Who knows...

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

That render is like 5 years old

Anonymous said...

I was just about to say, I had that on my screensaver years upon years ago.

Cookie McDougal said...

Ew, gross.

Anonymous said...

That's Dodge avenger/charger with a photoshopped GM logo.

Paul said...

Lexus profile in that window. Has some cues from the current Impala though.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a 10 years old concept. I prefer the current Pontiac G8 rebadged for the next year.

ChevroletGuy said...

That's an old chop done by Motor Trend. It uses the Lexus IS for the base and has Tahoe LTZ wheels

The AutoEnthusiast said...

Yep this was a rendering that was meant to be what is the current Impala....its about 4 or 5 years old...it was in Motor Trend's magazine.

If it actually came out to look like this it what have been a great contender for the Charger.

Anonymous said...

It will be a Caprice about the same style as one GM sells in the Mid-East.

www.chevroletarabia.com

Anonymous said...

LONG LIVE THE G8 ! (formerly of Pontiac Persuasion)

Anonymous said...

I read yesterday that the Pontiac
G8 will become a Caprice. The G8 is a great looking design that GM can build upon for years to come.

Also GM would be advised to take the Opel Astra platform and incorporate it in its new line up. This is also another car that will allow GM to compete head to head with the VW Golf and GTI, if they are serious about going smaller.

cubedtothex said...

I remember when I first saw this years ago, I thought it was hot, now it's totally not enough. The front end looks like a squashed current generation Tahoe.

Anonymous said...

Golf and GTI don't even sell in the USA and the Saturn Astra sales were even worse.

Anonymous said...

Here are tons of pics of the Middle Eastern Lumina and Lumina SS. This could be our next version of the G8 as a Chevy!
http://www.chevroletarabia.com/content_data/LAAM/ME/en/GBPME/001/G1/1L/1L_imagegallery.html?cntryCd=SA

Anonymous said...

GM sells the Traverse in Arabia...Didn't know that...Wonder if they are built in the US and exported there. The Arabia Caprice looks nice but the back looks to "Impala".

john m said...

Nobody is probably going to notice this post as this topic has been here for a while but here it goes. I just read on gminsidenews.com that Fritz and maximum Bob are butting heads. Bob wants the G8/Caprice here in the USA and thinks it may be a wise investment. ceo Fritz says he wants it only as a police car(maybe). It's not definite that we're getting it yet folks. Although there's nothing I want more than a nice rear wheel drive performance sedan, I'm not sure Fritz is wrong. Bad economy, high fuel prices probably means low V8 rear wheel drive sales. But man I want one!!!